Monday

Dennis Wilson

Pacific Ocean Blue - 1977

Paradoxically one of the saddest and most uplifiting albums ever recorded. Dennis Wilson, Beach Boys' drummer and brother to Brian, look seven long years to record this LP. Upon its release Brian sang its praises, but Dennis dismissed it as lacking in substance -- looking forward to his next LP Bamboo, which he promised would be even greater. Opening with the beautiful "River Song" about the country living Dennis longed for, Pacific Ocean Blue is an intensely passionate trip through the West Coast lifestyle that consumed him -- rivaling even Pet Sounds in its emotional intensity and orchestral might.

Sadly, this was to be Dennis' lone solo release
, as in late 1983, he drowned off the coast of Marina Del Ray, CA. Bamboo remained unreleased until the fine folks at Sundazed/Legacy included it in their Deluxe Reissue of the album last year.

13 comments:

concupiscente said...

a masterful piece

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot for this contribution to the boys history
FR

jayneemac said...

great find mate, thnx

Anonymous said...

Magnificent upload - a most underrated album, what a tragedy that we never heard more of this kind of thing from Dennis.

Now here's a request - have you got the wonderful (American) Spring album featuring Brian's ex-wife and sister-in-law? Worth it for "Sweet Mountain"...
- byron the bold

concupiscente said...

you can find the american spring lp in my blog

grettings

PJ Miller said...

I have some kind of Bamboo bootleg, which I will upload somehwere if I ever learn how to do it.

Adam Kadmon said...

This record just blew me away.
Its totaly amazing & I love it!
Its better than Pet Sounds...
(Is it? Well, maybe...)
And I love your site too.

d-tron said...

Beautiful album, absolutely amazing. Great blog in general, but MASSIVE thanks for this one.

JBL said...

HeatWarp, we all owe for this one. So cool, so weird.

BTW, concupiscente, I tracked down that American Spring LP on your blog. Thanks--I had never heard of it. It was awful, but interesting. Thanks for keeping the music alive.

Anonymous said...

What a great, great album !!! ... same goes for your blog. I will keep visiting.

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Anonymous said...

Any chance for an upload on the BW produced/impossible to find AMERICAN SPRING album? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

it would be great if you could upload this again i'm looking forward to hearing this so much

JR Heat Warp said...

Hey anon,

Since this one is set for a re-release, I'm going to stay on the legal side of the fence and won't be reposting it. The folks over at Hooligan's Acre however, have generously shared their copy.